Siegi Schuler

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BSW, Ryerson University; MSW, York University; PhD, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
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Since 1994, Dr. Siegi Schuler has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced interpersonal trauma (physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect), children who display problematic sexual behaviour, adolescents who have sexually offended, and at-risk youth, and their families.  In addition, Dr. Schuler provides assessment and counselling in the area of parent-child/adolescent issues; father-son conflict; youth addictions, court involved youth; and issues related to adolescent depression, disordered eating, and self-injury. Dr. Schuler also works extensively in the area of men’s emotional health and wellbeing (across the lifespan), addressing such issues as depression and anger management concerns; childhood trauma; addictions; intimacy, relationships, and sexuality; and fatherhood.  Currently, Dr. Schuler is an Advisory Fellow with the Canadian Centre for Men and their Families.

Between 2003 and 2014, Dr. Schuler functioned as the Clinical Director at the Halton Trauma Centre/Radius Child and Youth Services, a children’s mental health agency specializing in servicing children, adolescents, and families who have experienced interpersonal trauma and sexual violence.  Dr. Schuler regularly provides training and consultation in his areas of clinical interest and practice, and he also consults to the Hospital for Sick Children, Tele-Psychiatry Program, the National Ballet School of Canada, and Youth Connections Residential Program.  Along with his Sessional teaching in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, Dr. Schuler has lectured and taught in the Faculty of Medicine at McMaster University, in the Faculty of Community Services, Sheridan College, and as a guest lecturer at the Ontario Police College.  Dr. Schuler has published several book chapters and best practice documents in his areas of clinical interest, and broadly, Dr. Schuler’s research interests encompass issues related to childhood trauma, adolescents who have committed sexual offences, and the influence of sexual media on adolescent sexual development and sexual violence.